Back in February, former Trump Administration official Kash Patel told Aaron Mate at RealClearInvestigations that the CIA was sitting on damning information from the House Intelligence Committee about “Russian collusion,” and President Trump had refused to de-classify the information. Today, the CIA essentially called Mr. Patel a liar.
In response to a Freedom of Information Act request that I submitted on April 28, 2021, the CIA responded by saying that it could not find any such records from the intelligence committee. You can read my FOIA request by clicking here and the CIA response by clicking here. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Mr. Patel for purportedly leaking classified information. Maybe he leaked classified information that doesn’t exist?
Stay tuned. We will appeal the CIA decision administratively, the appeal will be rejected, and then we will file suit in federal court.